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  • World of Warcraft
  • 3,346 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.3
  • 942,782 Total Downloads
  • Updated 12/23/2015
  • Created 05/06/2008
  • 846 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 6.0.2

About EventAlert

The addon will notify you in the middle of your screen with an icon, name of the spell that has procced, the time left on the proc and will make a subtle sound. EventAlert is also able to handle more than one proc at a time (this option was not available in previous versions).

I am not fond of addons that have very complicated installation and setups. The mod should work on install without any config, but if you wish to change any options use the following command: /ea options
To see a more detailed list of what options are avaiable to the mod, just check out the screenshot of the options pane.

This mod tracks the following events/procs:

Death Knight

  • Dark Transformation
  • Killing Machine
  • Rime (Freezing Fog)
  • Sudden Doom
  • Crimson Scourge
  • Scent of Blood


  • Combo Points
  • Eclipse
  • Predator's Swiftness
  • Omen of Clarity
  • Shooting Stars


  • Kill Shot
  • Thrill of the Hunt
  • Lock and Load


  • Arcane Charge
  • Arcane Missiles
  • Brain Freeze
  • Fingers of Frost
  • Heating Up
  • Hot Streak


  • Combo Breaker: Tiger Palm
  • Combo Breaker: Blackout Kick
  • Vital Mists
  • Elusive Brew
  • Chi


  • Art of War
  • Daybreak
  • Denounce
  • Grand Crusader
  • Infusion of Light
  • Hammer of Wrath
  • Selfless Healer
  • Glyph of Double Jeopardy (off by default)
  • Holy Power
  • Bastion of Glory


  • Borrowed Time
  • Divine Insight
  • Evangelism
  • Serendipity
  • Surge of Light
  • Surge of Darkness
  • Glyph of Mind Spike
  • Shadow Orb


  • Combo Points
  • Dispatch
  • Blindside


  • Lava Surge
  • Lightning Shield
  • Maelstrom Weapon
  • Tidal Waves


  • Backdraft
  • Havoc
  • Molten Core
  • Nightfall
  • Shadowburn
  • Demonic Rebirth
  • Soul Shards
  • Burning Embers
  • Demonic Fury


  • Bloodsurge
  • Raging Blow
  • Meat Cleaver
  • Execute
  • Ultimatum
  • Incite
  • Revenge
  • Sudden Death
  • Sword and Board
  • Taste for Blood
  • Victory Rush

Quick Backstory: I created this addon as a test for myself as my first "from the ground up" addon. Most of my coding in WoW LUA was taking other addons and just fixing them so they work from minor bugs or whatnot.

Anyhow, I needed a mod that was lightweight and did only what I wanted it to do, and that was warn me when one of my spells or talents procced something I needed. Thus, EventAlert was born. There are likely to be bugs, explosions and not so good things that may come from this mod. I'm sorry in advance! If you find a bug, please let me know so I can fix it.

Also, if anyone finds a spell/talent/etc that they want watched, please let me know and I will add it!

Greetings everyone, my name is Menio and I will be taking over the maintenance of this addon from CurtisTheGreat, the original author!

I'll start with an important note: If you used EventAlert before in your current WoW folder, you will need to delete the EventAlert.lua and EventAlert.lua.bak files located at:
\World of Warcraft\WTF\Account\ACCOUNTNAME\SavedVariables for this addon to work.

Above is CurtisTheGreat's original description, with updated class abilities.

Bugfix: Tried to fix bug with paladin Holy Power tracking.
Bugfix: Fixed issue with sound effects not playing.
Change: Removed unstackable Brain Freeze and replace it with Stacking Brain Freeze.


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  • #1390


    I love this addon and recently I picked up my ele shaman, I can't get Lightning Shield stacks to show for some reason, I've tried clearing out the addon completley and redownloading but nothing works, anyone knows how to fix this problem? 

  • #1391

    By default, the stack count required to trigger an alert for Lightning Shield is 6 stacks. If you'd like it to appear earlier, you can go into the Event Alert options, and lower the number next to "Lightning Shield" to "1" (or the number of stacks you want it to display an alert at!)

    If that doesn't work, let me know! There may be something else I need to take a look at.


    Editing here because it's starting to be a bit messy down there with replys! :P

    I'm pushing a beta update that may fix the issue, I was limited to a trial account for testing so I couldn't do much besides make sure the addon wasn't crashing or not displaying buffs.

    I think it will work, however since I found out that Stacking items were not being handled properly due to a mistake in the code.

    Let me know if it fixes it, if not I'll get back to the drawing board when I have some time!

    Last edited by Menio on 4/10/2013 11:38:52 AM
  • #1394

    I tried it now and the 4th number matches the number of stacks and the 11th number is indeed 324.

    I managed to get it to show by using 1 stack as default number to show display but then it's up all the time, which I don't like too much.

    Whenever I set it to a higher value, for example 4, 6 and 7 (I'd mostly want it to show when I get 7 stacks) it won't create an alert.

    Hopefully you'll manage to find out why this is happening! 

    Ya I'll edit here as well then to make it less messy!

    I just tried the beta out, first without a clean reinstall, no difference regarding the lightning shield stacks, after that I did a clean reinstall with no success.

    It's just weird as it's the only ability I've ever encountered a problem with, all the other alerts on all my other classes works just great. 

    Last edited by Andressk on 4/11/2013 8:38:25 AM
  • #1393

    I see! Could you do me a favor then? xD I don't have access to WoW at the moment, but could you build up a few charges of Lightning Shield in game and then type in chat:

    "/dump UnitAura("player", "Lightning Shield")"

    The fourth value returned should be the buff count and it should appear like "[4] = <Number of Stacks Here>".

    The eleventh value returned should be the spellID for the spell, so it should appear like "[11] = 324"

    Could you let me know whether the fourth argument matches the number of stacks the buff has and if the buff was supposed to be displayed by Event Alert at that number of stack with your current settings?

    Same deal with the spellID, it should be 324 and if not I'll just have to change the spell tracked in the shaman alert file. xD

    I know it's a bit of a hassle so if you can't it's no biggie, I'll try to get on when I can and test it! xD

    Thanks for the report!

  • #1392

    Thanks for the quick answer, I might've been a bit unclear, I can't get the alert to show up at all, I've tried playing around with the numbers however it just won't show up, every other alert on all the other classes seem to be fine for me, so it's just lightning shield I'm having a problem with.

    Anyways you're doing a great job with the addon, keep it up. 

  • #1389

    Hey there everyone, finally got some free time to do some work.

    I upgraded the 5.1.7 version to release, though the actual file will still read "Beta". If there are any issues with it, revert to 5.1.6 and let me know in the comments section!

    I also pushed a 5.1.8 "alpha" version, which means I haven't gotten to test it yet. It was a small change though, so it should work just fine and fix a lot of issues.

    I'll get to work on fixing the ability procs as soon as I can test my current solution in game.


    Got some time to test everything. The new way to handle ability procs that did not display before, like Shadowburn (17877), seems to be working perfectly!

    If there are any issues with 5.1.8, let me know here. This includes UI settings being reset, I really want to corner the problem this time if it still happens!

    5.1.8 should be up sometime later today!

    P.S.: Happy April's Fool!

    Last edited by Menio on 4/1/2013 10:46:44 AM
  • #1387

    Hello there,
    Just want to say i love this addon after trying it today. But i have procs and spells that are not showing up. Firstly, when im tanking on my guardian druid, i want to be kept tracked of my Savage defense. But spell ID 62606 does not show up. Secondly, on my Enh shaman, I want to keep track off maelstrom weapon at 4 stacks, not just 5 stacks, is there a way to see my stacks built up? Last, I do not know the proc spell ID for the new tyrannical trinket , anyone knows how I can find the spell ID of such spells so i can track my own spell IDs next time? Thanks to anyone in advance! =)

  • #1388


    For Maelstrom Weapon, there should be a box with a number in it next to the spell from Event Alert's spell setup (Interface -> Addons tab -> Event Alert), just change it to what you want it to start showing up at (1 if you want to see it as soon as you have one stack and all the way to 5).

    For Savage Defense, try spellID 132402. A little trick for this is, if you are using Wowhead to look for a spell to add, try to find a tooltip with "Buff" written over it on the spell's page. If you see that, you found the right spellID!

    For the trinket it's spellID 126683, with trinkets it's a bit trickier, some of them share a spell effect, so try clicking on the "on use" or "On proc" from the tooltip and it should link you to the actual buff!

    Hope this helps!


    Last edited by Menio on 3/31/2013 1:11:54 PM
  • #1381

    Human Warrior L88

    I get this error on load. I'm not getting any lag though.

    Message: Interface\AddOns\EventAlert\frames\options.lua:577: attempt to concatenate global 'EA_name' (a nil value)
    Time: 03/23/13 11:41:23
    Count: 1
    Stack: Interface\AddOns\EventAlert\frames\options.lua:577: in function `EventAlert_CreateAlertsOptionsFrames'
    Interface\AddOns\EventAlert\lua\main.lua:555: in function `EventAlert_CreateOptionsPanels'
    Interface\AddOns\EventAlert\lua\main.lua:23: in function <Interface\AddOns\EventAlert\lua\main.lua:16>

    Locals: frame = EAParentScroll {
    0 = <userdata>
    background = <unnamed> {
    scrollframe = EA_scrollFrame {
    scrollbar = EA_scrollBar {
    texture = <unnamed> {
    0 = <userdata>
    texture = <unnamed> {
    0 = <userdata>
    scrollbg = <unnamed> {
    0 = <userdata>
    content = EAScrollContentFrame {
    0 = <userdata>
    texture = <unnamed> {
    texture = <unnamed> {
    0 = <userdata>
    buttonPositionX = 10
    buttonPositionY = -465
    tempTextCounter = 1
    (for generator) = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\EventAlert\lua\main.lua:529
    (for state) = nil
    (for control) = 125831
    index = 125831
    value = "false"
    EA_AlertOptions_CheckButton = EA_Button_125831 {
    0 = <userdata>
    EA_StackingAlertChargeBox = 125831ChargeBox {
    0 = <userdata>
    (*temporary) = <function> defined =[C]:-1
    (*temporary) = EA_Button_125831Text {
    0 = <userdata>
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = " [125831]"
    (*temporary) = "125831"
    (*temporary) = "]"
    (*temporary) = "125831ChargeBoxMiddle"
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = 0
    (*temporary) = "attempt to concatenate global 'EA_name' (a nil value)"

    Last edited by Frosty on 3/23/2013 6:45:39 AM
  • #1382

    Download the beta version if you don't have it already, I think this was caused by the deprecated Taste for Blood.

  • #1380

    I'm also a warrior and I've been using this addon for years with no problem - I love it.  But since 5.2, it has caused cripling lag whenever I am in combat, even when it's the only addon I have active.  The 3/7/13 version didn't change this. Anyone have a solution?

    Here's the error report I get from BugSack:

    75x EventAlert-5.1.6\lua\main.lua:384: attempt to index local "f" (a nil value)
    EventAlert-5.1.6\lua\main.lua:384: in function "EA_removeBuffValue"
    EventAlert-5.1.6\lua\main.lua:58: in function <EventAlert\lua\main.lua:16>

    self = EA_Main_Frame {
     0 = <userdata>
    (for generator) = <func> =[C]:-1
    (for state) = <table> {
     1 = 131116
    (for control) = 1
    i = 1
    v = 131116
    check_name = "Raging Blow!"_ = nil
    v2 = 131116

    Last edited by Uggok on 3/22/2013 9:36:36 PM
  • #1383

    Yikes 75x, I'll definitely have to look into that.

    Thanks for the report!

  • #1379
    Thrill of the Hunt

    Hello there. First of all, thank you very much for this neat addon, I've been wanting something like it for a very long time.

    I do have a problem, though, or maybe I am getting something wrong. I am using it mainly to track Thrill of the Hunt procs. It tracks those procs just fine; however - is it intended that the icon disappears after the first Arcane Shot? I'd rather have it stay onscreen to track the *stacks* of Thrill as well. *Sometimes* it does that (usually if there stacks left after combat, but not always even then), but most of the time it doesn't.

    Can it be configured to behave that way? Thank you.

  • #1386

    Try the fix here, it should work!

  • #1378

    How do i add hunter focus fire to event alert? I have been trying to but it doesnt chime when focus fire is triggered

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